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First Published      Last Updated Dec 09 2013 02:31 pm

A federal judge in Utah is now weighing motions for summary judgment in a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on sanctioning or recognizing same-sex marriages. In court briefs and during a hearing Wednesday, both sides in the dispute referenced various cases it believes U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby should use as guides for settling the question.

Here's your chance to play armchair judge. Below are links to the cases most frequently cited by the parties in Kitchen et al v. Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert. Read them and opine away.

United States v. Windsor: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_6j37.pdf

Baker v. Nelson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_v._Nelson

Lawrence v. Texas: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/02-102P.ZO

Washington v. Glucksberg: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/96-110.ZO.html

Price-Cornelison v. Brooks: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-10th-circuit/1121950.html

Loving v. Virginia: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0388_0001_ZO.html

Romer v. Evans: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/94-1039.ZO.html

Turner v. Safley: http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/482/78/